PSTSE 2024 for Class 8 and Class 10: Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Punjab State Talent Search Examination is conducted by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Punjab to select meritorious candidates for the scholarship award. Candidates can submit the application form for the exam through online mode. Before applying, candidates must ensure their eligibility for the scholarship. The date of PSTSE 2024 exam will release soon. Get complete details related to the PSTSE for Class 8 and Class 10 here from this article.

PSTSE Exam Date

The table below presents the important dates (tentative) related to PSTSE 2024:

Events Tentative Dates
Online application form release date To be announced
Last date for submitting the application form To be announced
Issue of admit card To be announced
Date of scholarship exam To be announced
Declaration of result To be announced

PSTSE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled by the candidates applying for PSTSE 2024:

  • For class 8 PSTSE, the candidates should have cleared their class 7th exam with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% for students belonging to reserved category).
  • For class 10 PSTSE, the candidates should have cleared their class 9th exam with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% for students belonging to reserved category).

PSTSE 2024 Application Form

The application form for PSTSE will be released in online mode on the official website of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Punjab. Candidates should all the instructions carefully before they begin with the application process.

  • By providing basic details like name, gender, father’s name date of birth, address, phone number, etc, the candidates can fill their application form.
  • Details such as school name, class studying in, board name, etc will also be asked in the application form.
  • Choice for question paper language and exam center should be provided at the time of filling the application form.
  • The applicants must take care to provide only correct details in the application form as any incorrect information can lead to its rejection.
  • The duly-filled application form can then be submitted online along with the required application fee.
  • After successful submission of the application form, the candidates should take its printout and keep it safe for future use.

Application fee:

  • The process of application form submission will only be considered as complete after payment of application fee.
  • Candidates can submit their application fee through online mode using the facility of net banking or credit card/ debit card.

PSTSE 2024 Exam Pattern

The basic overview of PSTSE 2024 exam pattern is provided below:

  • Duration of exam: 3 hours
  • Medium of exam: English and Punjabi
  • Number of questions: 180
  • Type of question: Objective type
  • Total marks: 180
  • Marking scheme: Each question will carry one mark.
Section Topics No. of questions Maximum marks
Section A Scholastic Aptitude Test 90 90
Section B Mental Aptitude Test 90 90
——— Total 180 180


Check out the details of the PSTSE syllabus 2024 given below:

  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): Questions will be asked from the subjects of Science, Social Science and Mathematics of class 7th level (for class 8 exam) and class 9th level (for class 10 exam).
  • Mental Aptitude Test (MAT): Questions to assess verbal and non-verbal aptitude of the candidates will be asked.

Admit Card

  • The admit card to appear in PSTSE 2024 will be released on the official website of the SCERT, Punjab.
  • Students will be able to download their admit card using their application number. After downloading, they should take its printout to be carried to the exam center.
  • The candidates must carry the admit card with them on the day of exam or else they will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
  • The details of the exam like center address and schedule (date and time) will be mentioned in the admit card of the students.
  • Admit card should be kept safe by the candidates as a damaged admit card will not be considered as valid.

PSTSE 2024 Result

  • The result of the Punjab scholarship exam will be released by the authorities in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to check their result by visiting the official website of SCERT, Punjab.
  • The result will appear in the form of a list consisting of the candidates’ name, roll number, father’s name, date of birth, SAT marks, MAT marks and total marks.
  • Those students whose names appear in the list will be considered for the award of scholarship.

PSTSE Scholarship 2024

  • Scholarship will be awarded to the candidates who clear the Punjab State Talent Search Exam successfully.
  • A stipend of Rs. 200/- per month will be awarded to such candidates by the SCERT, Punjab.


What will be the criteria for clearing the PSTSE exam 2024?

Candidates of general category who obtain at least 40% marks in the scholarship exam will be considered as qualified. For reserved category candidates, the minimum marks should be 32%.

If I am unable to submit my application form before last date, will I get another window?

No. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances. It is therefore suggested to submit the application in time without waiting for the last day.

Where can I find the study material for preparing for PSTSE 2024?

You can study the textbooks recommended by your respective board to prepare for PSTSE. The level of questions asked in the exam will be same as the one taught in class 7 and 9 for class 8 exam and class 10 exam respectively.

Can I get my PSTSE admit card, result, etc through post?

Admit card, result, etc of the PSTSE exam will only be made available through online mode on the official website of SCERT, Punjab.

Is there any way I can submit my application form through offline mode?

No offline mode for filling and submitting the Punjab State Talent Search Exam application form will be provided to the candidates. The same can be done only through online mode.

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